My fiance is the king of sandwiches. They're made on hearty olive loaves and piled high with Brie, bacon, avocado, ground mustard, and, of course, deli-sliced turkey. He loads up all the ingredients and then lightly toasts it in a panini press and, let me tell you, it is amazingly tasty.
So when we planned a picnic dinner one night in town, I knew I had to find the perfect sandwich: flavorful, easy to transport, and, well, better than his signature stacker. We both love Mediterranean ingredients, so I tried the Antipasto Chicken Sandwich, which piles a focaccia round high with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, olives, prosciutto, and fontina cheese. Because I used rotisserie chicken, the sandwich came together in minutes while he grabbed a few other picnic staples, namely pita chips and chocolate cupcakes. I baked the sandwich until the cheese melted and then wrapped the individual slices in tin foil. (For a step-by-step tips on making the sandwich, check out Holley's video.)
The result? A deliciously light, yet hearty sandwich packed with tons of Italian-inspired flavor. The fontina and prosciutto really put it over the top, but I bet it would be just as delicious to try it with bacon and provolone. I'm really glad we liked the sandwich, because that was the night he proposed, so I have a feeling we'll be (happily!) having this particular sandwich for many years to come.
Do any of your favorite recipes have sentimental memories behind them?